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Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:38

HD 7970 up to 60 percent faster than GTX 580

Written by Slobodan Simic

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At 2560x1600


According to the leaked AMD slides, it appears that the upcoming Radeon HD 7970 is between 30 and 60 percent faster than the GTX 580 at 2560x1600 and at various levels of AA and AF.

Of course, as we are talking about AMD slides these results are probably the best case scenarios that Radeon HD 7970 can offer, but these are well in line with those performance figures that we have heard from our sources. The best, or 60 percent gain, is in titles like BattleForge, Shogun 2 and Civilization 5, while the worse 30 and 35 percent gain is in AVP (@1920x1200 1xMSAA) and at Crysis 2 at 2560x1600 resolution. You can check out other titles from the graph below.

Unfortunately, 2560x1600 resolution isn't the one that most users use as 1920x1080, or 1920x1200 one is more common these days. Of course, we'll have to wait for some official third party reviews rather than make any conclusions based on in-house performance tests to see the actual performance of the HD 7970, and those are just two days away. So far, things are looking pretty good for AMD.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 15:04
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+8 #1 Super XP 2011-12-20 15:12
Shut up AMD and take my money...... :lol:
 
 
+18 #2 bardenck 2011-12-20 15:14
1.5gb versus 3gb...@ 2560x1600.... duh. nividia's fault for lack of vram.
 
 
+2 #3 Alterecho 2011-12-20 16:30
I wanted to see more. Those slides are confusing/misleading. The Y-axis should have started from 0 and not 0.8.
 
 
-7 #4 MrScary 2011-12-20 16:46
Quoting Alterecho:
I wanted to see more. Those slides are confusing/misleading. The Y-axis should have started from 0 and not 0.8.


You only have to read that the gremlin is 1 (100%) while AMD is at least 1,3 and beyond (ie: 30% over the green goblin).

So in a visual basic example, nvidia is the filthy doormat over amd stand.
 
 
+4 #5 spede 2011-12-20 16:47
If you game on 1920x1080 you really don't need this level of card. Total overkill. HD7770 will be enough for that. HD7970 will probably proof itself in a three display setup.
 
 
-3 #6 MrScary 2011-12-20 16:49
Quoting MrScary:
[quote name="Alterecho"]I wanted to see more. Those slides are confusing/misleading. The Y-axis should have started from 0 and not 0.8.


You only have to read that the gremlin is 1 (100%) while AMD is at least 1,3 and beyond (ie: 30% over the green goblin).

So in a visual basic example, nvidia is the filthy doormat on wich amd stands.
 
 
+5 #7 gamoniac 2011-12-20 16:51
Quoting MrScary:
Quoting Alterecho:
I wanted to see more. Those slides are confusing/misleading. The Y-axis should have started from 0 and not 0.8.


You only have to read that the gremlin is 1 (100%) while AMD is at least 1,3 and beyond (ie: 30% over the green goblin).

So in a visual basic example, nvidia is the filthy doormat over amd stand.


True, but I still have to agree with Alterecho that the chart itself is still misleading as a visual presentation.

Two more days...
 
 
+2 #8 saneblane 2011-12-20 17:42
"Unfortunately, 2560x1600 resolution isn't the one that most users use as 1920x1080, or 1920x1200 one is more common these days".

This card is too powerful to be used in 1080p, i am tempted to update even though i don't have too.My hd6950 is barely budgin for any game. Shit Amd why you have to make the idle power so good, oh well time to sell my card and buy a new one. 7950 here i come
 
 
+4 #9 spp 2011-12-20 17:44
Seems good performance .... :-*
 
 
-11 #10 NickThePrick 2011-12-20 19:41
Just another marketing cheapshot. I'm guessing the 7970 will have about 3-4GB memory. The 580 has 1.5GB
Whats important for high res gaming ? Memory...
So I think even a 6970 would be 50% faster than the 580 if it had the right amount of memory. Its clearly a bottleneck of the 580.
 

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